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September 2017

Judge William O.E. Sterling/Constitution Day Lecture

September 19 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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We the Whole People: Creating a More Perfect Union from Imperfect People How does a document written 230 years ago continue to guide a fractured modern republic?  What are the principles that underlie the success of the world’s oldest written national constitution?  And what are the stories of the Americans who sought to expand the definition of “We the People”?  From the Cherokee Nation to Frederick Douglass to Susan B. Anthony, these voices resonate today with a call to fulfill…

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AADS Fall Symposium: From Slavery to Freedom: “The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond”

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blackistone Room, Anne Arundel Hall
St. Mary's City, MD - Maryland 20686 United States
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African and African Diaspora Studies logo

The African and African Diaspora Studies program (AADS) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its first annual fall symposium on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond” will give special attention to recently discovered evidence that St. Mary’s Female Seminary owned slaves during the nineteenth century. The symposium will also examine practices designed to memorialize slavery on American college campuses. In addition, scholars will explore…

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“From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond”

September 23 @ 8:50 am - 6:30 pm
Free
African and African Diaspora Studies logo

The African and African Diaspora Studies program (AADS) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its first annual fall symposium on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond” will give special attention to recently discovered evidence that St. Mary’s Female Seminary owned slaves during the nineteenth century. The symposium will also examine practices designed to memorialize slavery on American college campuses. In addition, scholars will explore…

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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Introduction to Innovative Thinking

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the "Introduction to Innovative Thinking" workshop, master drummer Paul F. Murphy and jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, guide participants through explorations of the concept and practice of innovation in jazz, other art forms, social practices, and the life of the individual. This project was made possible by a…

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October 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz and Democracy and Why

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,"Jazz and Democracy and Why," master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson reflect upon the complementarity of jazz and democracy as promoting the free evolution of ideas, and thus as embodying the core American value of freedom. Participants examine the…

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The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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  The Cuban Missile Crisis +55 On the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the secret deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of an unthinkable nuclear war, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Sherry Jones presents "The Missiles of October: What the World Didn't Know." This gripping documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union and Cuba. Today, as North Korea's nuclear missile program reaches…

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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Swing, Bebop, and Avant Garde Master Class

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Hall 25, Margaret Brent Way
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. This master class led by master drummer Paul F. Murphy and drummer and jazz historian Dominic Fragman ’07, covers distinctive techniques and concepts of the swing, bebop, and avant garde genres. The session is open to both musicians and non-musicians. All participants will benefit…

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The GAP Film Series: I Learn America

October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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In this film five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future…

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November 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz Is Democracy

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Free
Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,"Jazz Is Democracy," master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson examine the relationship between the individual and the ensemble. In jazz, soloists interact either to flow with the ensemble or to create and…

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The GAP Film Series: Papers

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth Approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate every year from high school without “papers.” These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to their future slammed shut. It is against the law to work or drive. It is difficult, if not impossible in some states, to attend college. They live at risk of arrest, detention and deportation…

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